IT Academy Free Classes

NOTE: If you have an existing Cisco Networking Academy login, use the email associated with your account when you register for the classes below.

Introduction to Packet Tracer 

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here:  https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-4855

 

Course Overview

The Introduction to Packet Tracer is a 10-hour self-paced course highlights the basic features of the simulation tool for new users and how to use the package to include, connect, and program IoT devices into a network. A series of short and lively videos will guide users through the steps to create new networks, modify existing networks, and verify device connectivity within the network.  Short labs that follow the videos in each section are an integral component to the learning process.  

 

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the function and installation of Packet Tracer.
  • Create a simple simulated network using Packet Tracer.
  • Investigate network functionality using simulation mode.
  • Investigate the Packet Tracer physical view.
  • Identify different uses of Packet Tracer.
  • Configure IoT devices in Packet Tracer.
  • Connect and control IoT devices to a network using a Home Gateway and a Registration Server.
  • Modify the environmental conditions within a Packet Tracer physical container.
  • Create and Program Objects in Packet Tracer.

 


 

Introduction to CyberSecurity

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here:  https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-1086

 

Course Overview

The Introduction to Cybersecurity 2.1 explores the field of cybersecurity, specifically the importance of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, best practices for using the internet and social media safely, and potential career opportunities in this growing field. The 15 hour self-paced course with instructor led option has been updated for public audience and minor content refreshes.

Certification and Career Pathways

The demand for cybersecurity experts has grown 3 times faster than any other IT job role, and training a cybersecurity workforce is a priority of many governments. Cybersecurity applies to any professionals responsible for security and privacy of company or customer systems.

 


 

Cybersecurity Essentials

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here:  https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-1793

 

Course Overview

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

 


 

NDG Linux Unhatched

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here:  https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-513989

 

Course Overview

The Linux Unhatched course, developed and supported by Networking Academy partner NDG, eases learners into acquiring Linux knowledge with a free online learning module. This 8-hour course covers fundamental concepts surrounding 19 basic Linux commands, creating a foundation for Linux command line education. The goal of this course is to provide individuals and institutions with a free introduction into the growing world of Linux as well as a hands on experience with what NDG and their partners has to offer.

 


 

Linux Essentials

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here:  https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-516158

 

Course Overview

The Linux Essentials course, developed and supported by Networking Academy partner NDG, teaches students the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and command line, and basic open source concepts. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand how Linux is used and the basics of the command line.
  • Apply skills using Linux virtual machine with step-by-step and hands-on lab activities.
  • Build foundational knowledge for progressively mastering Linux commands.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

Students utilize a web browser to access the Linux Essentials content modules, lab exercises and virtual machines via Cisco NetAcad.com. Each learner has hands-on access to a Linux virtual machine to practice, explore, and test Linux command-line concepts.

 


 

Introduction to IoT

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here:  https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-4312

 

Course Overview 

Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) is a self-paced, 20-hour course that students can take on their own or it can be offered by an instructor. It provides an overview of the concepts and opportunitiesin the Digital Tranformation.

Introduction to IoT introduces the concept of a network foundation connecting billions of things and trillions of gigabytes of data to enhance decision making and interactions.

 


 

 Entrepreneurship

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here: https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-1325

 

Course Overview

Entrepreneurship supplements the ICT skills gained in CCNA R&S curriculum by teaching business and financial skills, behaviors, and attitudes, to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Students learn by completing a series of interactive case studies.

 


Networking Essentials

Welcome to this free course offered by the IT Academy at Stanly Community College.  This class will be monitored but be aware it is intended to be a self-paced course for you to explore and learn.

Enroll here:  https://www.netacad.com/portal/web/self-enroll/m/course-149819

Course Overview

The Cisco Networking Academy's Networking Essentials course provides learners with a broad foundational understanding of networking. It is suitable for anyone interested in a career in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), or a related career pathway. Networking Essentials is self-paced. The primary emphasis is on networking knowledge with a small amount of basic skills that are useful for a home or a small office home office (SOHO) network. This course includes activities that expand on the course material presented. Upon completion of this course, the end-of-course survey, and the end-of-course assessment, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion. The 70-hour curriculum is presented in a self-paced model for free as part of SCC's Open Community College courses.